Changing your Surname After Marriage
Once you are married, you can change your surname to:
- the surname of your spouse
- a hyphenated form of your surname and the surname of your spouse – note that a surname can only be composed of two separate names joined by a hyphen (e.g. Smith-Jones)
- your pre-marriage surname
- your birth surname
If you want to change your surname after you get married in a way that does not accord with the rules set out above, you will need to apply for a legal name change.
Name Changes for Common-Law Spouses
If you have a Common-Law spouse and you want to change your name, you must file a declaration to that effect. Please contact us for more information.
What to do After a Name Change
If you change your name after being married, divorced, widowed, or having a marriage legally annulled, you may want to contact your banking institution, Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI), and Update your Health Card.